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Nursing Schools in South Carolina

In 2018-2019, 540 students earned their Nursing degrees in SC.

In terms of popularity, Nursing is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 161 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Nursing Majors in South Carolina

Nursing majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 443
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 73
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 73
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 73
Post-Master’s Certificate 24
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 24

Gender Distribution

In South Carolina, a nursing major is more popular with women than with men.

Nursing Majors in SC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of nursing majors in South Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.1%
  • Black or African American: 15.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.1%
  • White: 76.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.4%
  • Other Races: 3.5%
Nursing Majors in SC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Nursing Grads in South Carolina

In this state, there are 53,590 people employed in jobs related to a nursing degree, compared to 3,609,760 nationwide.

Nursing Jobs Nationwide vs. SC

Wages for Nursing Jobs in South Carolina

Nursing grads earn an average of $89,150 in the state and $106,910 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 9 colleges in South Carolina that offer nursing degrees. Learn about the most popular 9 below:

263 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
34,795 Total Students

The average student takes 4.30 years to complete their degree at UofSC. In their early career, UofSC grads earn an average salary of $38,000. The student loan default rate is 3.30% which is lower than average.

106 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,944 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $68,400 after earning their degree at this institution. The 0.60% student loan default rate is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

55 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
24,951 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1. 92% of the teachers are full time. Most students complete their degree in 4.30 years.

46 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
3,940 Total Students

73% of the teachers are full time. In their early career, Francis Marion University grads earn an average salary of $28,300. The student loan default rate is 8.40% which is lower than average.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
49% Graduation Rate
3,429 Total Students

The 5.50% student loan default rate is lower than average. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. 100% of the teachers are full time.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
11% Graduation Rate
983 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $22,629. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. 26% of the teachers are full time.

#7

Lander University

Greenwood
13 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
3,044 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 59% are considered full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $15,083.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
3,414 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $17,561. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid.

6 Degrees in Major Awarded
40% Graduation Rate
6,175 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 8.00% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the students who attend this school, 97% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $33,200 after graduation.

Nursing Careers in SC

Some of the careers nursing majors go into include:

Job Title SC Job Growth SC Median Salary
Nurse Practitioners 39% $96,080
Nurse Midwives 33% $85,050
Nursing Instructors and Professors 27% $66,580
Medical and Health Services Managers 25% $86,920
Registered Nurses 19% $62,910
Nurse Anesthetists 15% $164,190

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to nursing.

Major Annual Graduates in SC
Medicine 348
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 286
Allied Health Professions 192
Rehabilitation Professions 163
Health/Medical Admin Services 146
Chiropractic 97
Communication Sciences 93
Public Health 91

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